THE BBC’s Pilgrimage series has recently returned to our screens with a cast of seven celebrities touring Scotland to “follow in the footsteps” of Saint Columba, a crucial figure in early British Christianity.

But the famous faces got into a bit of trouble north of the Border when attempting to pronounce one Scottish place name.

In the third and final episode of the series, the group heads to Moray before taking on the Outer and Inner Hebrides.

Presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is joined by Monty Panesar, Louisa Clein, Nick Hewer, Scarlett Moffatt, Shazia Mirza and Will Bayley.

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As the group approaches the famous Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis, some presenters struggled with the name, and weren't sure what language it was.

As they passed a Scottish sign titled "Calanais" with "Callanish" below, Llewelyn-Bowen says: “Calanais sounds like a sauce doesn’t it?” before another presenter replies: “What language is that then?”

The National: The celebrities saw backlash for their attitude towards the Gaelic languageThe celebrities saw backlash for their attitude towards the Gaelic language

Llewelyn-Bowen replies: “It’s Hebridean”.

The clip was shared on social media where it received backlash from some in the Gaelic community.

Na h-Eileanan an Iar MP Angus MacNeil jokingly reacted to the clip, saying: “London broadcasters go aborad”.

The SNP politician told The National: "Yes, the London broadcasters visiting 'far away', endearing themselves, as those of empire did so long ago, finding solace in arrogance to cover ignorance.

"Plus-ça-change, as these broadcasters might find them saying in the Parisian language."

User Cath Morrison reacted to the video, tweeting: “When I moved to Scotland I saw it as moving to a place that I intended to make my home and not as some quaint playground extension of the life I already knew, and e.g. an excuse to mock 'twee' unfamiliar place names. It's not hard to learn new things. It's really not.”

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And Roger Hutchinson was left surprised that they apparently hadn’t encountered Gaelic before then, saying: “They got all the way to the west side of Lewis without previously encountering Gaelic? Were they helicoptered there from Sussex?”

And Sophie Irene Dickson Tweeted: “It is really jarring to watch something that is about your home and culture which was so obviously not made for you to be watching.”